Bridgeport Vacation Packages
Discover some of the Nebraska Panhandle’s most magnificent natural wonders when you visit Bridgeport, a town spread across the southwestern banks of the North Platte River. Enjoy a dose of small-town hospitality in Bridgeport before heading off on an exciting adventure around the region’s breathtaking forests, fossil-strewn plains and picturesque waterways.
Stroll along Bridgeport’s wide streets to find some of the town’s local attractions. Check out the Pioneer Trails Museum to learn about the town’s origins in 1899 when a bridge was built over the North Platte River to accommodate the new interstate railroad.
At the northwestern end of town, you’ll reach the popular Bridgeport State Recreation Area and its collection of lakes with forested shorelines. Go boating in the pretty lake system, which was established after Bridgeport’s boom in sand and gravel exports in the 1930s. Anglers can drop a line and hook rainbow trout, yellow perch and walleye. The area also has some pretty picnic sites and a playground for children. Enjoy a sunny day sitting beneath the shade of cherry and pine trees, watching boats cruise around the waterways.
Check out some of the region’s fascinating geological formations, some of which shoulder the historic Oregon Trail that brought pioneers and emigrants west in the 1800s. Spot Bridgeport’s distinctive Courthouse and Jail Rocks, two enormous sandstone and clay formations. Northwest is the Scotts Bluff National Monument outside the town of Scottsbluff and to the west is Chimney Rock soaring into the sky from the grassy plains.
Bridgeport is located in the heart of the Nebraska Panhandle. The nearest airport is Western Nebraska Regional Airport nearby Scottsbluff, which is approximately 40 minutes’ drive away. Bridgeport and its heritage landmarks are easily accessible by car. Make Bridgeport a stop on your heritage trail road trip through the Nebraska Panhandle.